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THE VENICE CARNIVAL 2020 Venice Carnival 2020: here we go again -  it is time to get all dressed up, grab some confetti and run like crazy around the small alleway of Venice!     The Venice Carnival is one of the most anticipated events of the Italian Carnival period. It will start with the "Festa Veneziana sull’Acqua" on Saturday…

Enjoying the Venice Carnival Carnival in Venice. After an amazing Carnival weekend I am finally catching my breath and resting my aching legs and feet! Thanks to my dear friend Marisa Convento of Venetian Dreams, my Carnival costume was perfect: full of Venetian beads, glitter and glamour. My hat was a masterpiece! Then my friend Marta from Quanto Basta added the…

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Venice Carnival 2017 When is the Venice Carnival on? Venice Carnival is on from 11th February 2017 till 28th February 2017 The Carnival of Venice is one of the most famous annual events around the world. The Carnival of Venice, if not the most impressive, is certainly the best known for its appeal and mystery that it continues to hold,…

Venice Carnival: it's about the pictures! The Venice Carnival is in full swing: Piazza San Marco has been set up with wooden huts where local artisans demonstrate the old Venetian arts, like how to make a mask, how to build a gondola, how to sew a costume, tourist and local people alike have started to wear their costumes and show…

VENICE CARNIVAL 2016 - PROGRAM & EVENTS VENICE CARNIVAL 2016 - PROGRAM & EVENTS When is Venice Carnival on? This year's Venice Carnival takes place from January 23rd to February 9th 2016, which means that right now, if you are in Venice, you would be coming across plenty of people wearing masks and you too could be taking part to…

VENICE CARNIVAL 2015 AMAZING COMPETITION and BOOK SPOTLIGHT Authentic Arts: VENICE Travel Guide - Book Competition Take your chances and win a set of books by Laura Morelli as well as two authentic Carnival masks from Venice Carnival 2015 Carnival in Venice 2015 is in full swing, the streets start to fill up with stunning masks and costumes, the smell of Frittelle…

VENICE CARNIVAL 2015 AMAZING COMPETITION and BOOK SPOTLIGHT Authentic Arts: VENICE Travel Guide - Book Competition Take your chances and win a set of books by Laura Morelli as well as two authentic Carnival masks from Venice Carnival 2015 Carnival in Venice 2015 is in full swing, the streets start to fill up with stunning masks and costumes, the smell of Frittelle…

All major events for Venice Carnival 2015 Discover all most important must do appointments for this year's Carnival in Venice! The Venice Carnival 2015 has started yet again and this year, to my real delight, it is all going to be about Food and Wine, so much so that the official title is "The Most Delicious Festival in the world".…

Venice Carnival Masks Well, the Venice Carnival 2014 finished on Tuesday March 4th, but you can still enjoy some of the amazing masks which partecipated in it. Here are just some photos I managed to take in those few days when it was sunny, since it unfortunately rained for the most past of the Carnival period. I hope you will…

The Venice Carnival The Venice Carnival is going to start again pretty soon and this year it is going to be all about Wonder, Fantasy and Nature. When is Venice Carnival on? From 15th February till 4th March 2014 it will be a real International Carnival, because the theme is centered around the heritage of fairy tales and folk stories…

Venice Carnival 2013 Venice Carnival 2013. Last Sunday, February 3rd 2013, the Carnival of Venice started for real. It was supposed to have officially started on Saturday, but torrential rain and pretty strong gales turned the day into a flop! I am not sure  there were many masks around Venice on Saturday! All most important events got cancelled, like the Parade of…

Carnival Treasure Hunt in Venice The Venice Carnival is officially starting on 26th January, but in Venice it unofficially started on 7th January. From Monday 7th January, all the local bakeries and patisseries have been displaying and selling frittelle and galani, the typical Carnival Venetian sweets, for the pleasure of locals and tourists alike. I simply adore frittelle, so much…

Venice Carnival 2013 Program Well, it is that time of year again when the most beautiful city in the world (in my humble opinion) gets even more enchanting and fascinating, with flashes of colors, music and smiles everywhere. Yes, the oldest Carnival in the world, the Venice Carnival, is here! Come over at least once in your lifetime and get…

Venice Carnival 2012 - Major Events The Carnival of Venice is fast approaching. Here is a list of just some of the numerous events which will take place this year from 4th February 2012 till 21st February 2012. For the full official calendar visit: Carnevale di Venezia 2012  Saturday 4th February Grand toast at the wine fountain: Piazzetta San Marco…

Venice, city of Masks - Venice Carnival Why is Venice the city of Masks? Learn about Venice Carnival First of all let's define what is a Maschera - Mask. In Venetian culture, the term "maschera" refers to “putting on a beard and mustache" and "maschera" was also the nickname given to women who disguised themselves as men and men who…

Black and White Carnival in Venice

  I remember last year around this time complaining because the Carnival of Venice had changed and was not anymore as I remembered it, see my post Venice Carnival: bring back the old days!   Well, this year I am much much happier. Even though the Venice Carnival is still a major setting for people to show off their costumes…

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Il ballo del Doge Il ballo del Doge. When I found out my friend Cariya Bremen, artist, chef and globetrotter (meant in the nicest possible way, i.e. she has lived all over the world!), was attending one the most famous events in the world Il Ballo del Doge during the Venice Carnival, I could not believe my luck: finally I…

THE FLIGHT OF THE ANGEL

  THE FLIGHT OF THE ANGEL UPDATE 2017: 19th February 2017 Starts at 11.00 in Saint Marks Square HISTORY OF THE EVENT THE FLIGHT OF THE ANGEL:The Carnival 2001 marked a return to the tradition of eighteenth-century carnivals re-staging, after centuries, the Angel's Flight, as it used to be at the times of the Republic of the Serenissima. From that…

Festa delle Marie

Venice Carnival - Festa Delle Marie UPDATE 2020 FEAST OF MARIE - FESTA DELLE MARIE Major event on the calendar of the Venice Carnival! UPDATE 2020: The traditional “Festa delle Marie” will start at San Pietro di Castello at 2.30 pm on 15th February 2020; it will parade all along via Garibaldi and Riva degli Schiavoni and it will reach San…

Venice Carnival and the Theatre Venice Carnival and the Theatre: You cannot mention the Carnival of Venice without talking about all the shows and the theatres. The theatre season in Venice was the richest in Europe, thanks to the many theatres in town, often owned by noble families. Venice was one of the few cities in Europe to own a substantial…

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